That was an order! Steiner’s attack was an order! How dare you ignore my orders? Is this what it came to? The military, everybody lied to me. Even the SS. The generals are no more than a bunch of disloyal cowards….Cowards, traitors, and incompetents…The generals are the scum of the German people! No sense of honor. You call yourself general because you spent years at the academy where you only learnt to use knife and fork. For years, the military obstructed me. All you ever did is thwart me. I should have had all the high officers executed. Like Stalin did. I never went to the academy. But I conquered all of Europe on my own. Traitors. I’ve been betrayed and deceived from the start. Such enormous betrayal of the German people. But all these traitors will pay. With their own blood. They will drown in their own blood….All my orders have been ignored. How can I be a leader under these circumstances? It’s over. The war is lost.
Downfall, Adolf Hitler